Day in history for June 27, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Stone laying for the foundation of Captain Robinson's new block on the corner of Washington Street in Rock Island is under way.

1900 -- 100 years ago
H.J. Byshe resigned as manager of the Central Union Telephone Co. in Moline. W.B. Roberts, manager of the Rock Island office, was placed in charge of both exchanges.

1925 -- 75 years ago
The old Gallup house on 3rd Avenue and 4th Street, Rock Island, a mansion in the 1850s, is being razed.

1950 -- 50 years ago
After a two-year lapse, fire returned yesterday to the Dixline company plant, Galva, and caused damage estimated close to $10,000. The firm manufactures casket hardware. Although there was considerable damage, the flames were halted quicker than the fire of July 18, 1947, which virtually wiped out the entire plant. The damage at the last blaze was $150,000 and at the time was called the worst fire in Galva's history.

1975 -- 25 years ago
A birthday can be a ``hairy deal'' when your gift is a visit to a beauty salon for your first haircut. Christine Hollemback celebrated her fifth birthday by having her sit-upon tresses, which have grown uncut since birth, cropped to a shoulder length style. Her mother plans to save the beautiful blond braids.

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